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News Release
988 Crisis System Advisory Workgroup Steering Committee holds public meeting August 11, 2022 - 08/10/22

August 10, 2022

Media contact: Dean Carson, 503-348-9233, dean.carson2@dhsoha.state.or.us

Program contact: Bella Bradford, 971-209-0209, 988SC@odhsoha.oregon.gov (meeting information or accommodation)

988 Crisis System Advisory Workgroup Steering Committee holds public meeting August 11, 2022

What: A public meeting of the 988 Crisis System Advisory Workgroup (CSAW) Steering Committee. CSAW provides the space for people and families with lived experience in the behavioral health system to guide the design, implementation and policies of 988 and a broader crisis response system.

Agenda: The steering committee will receive updates on the rollout of 988 and provide feedback on proposed new rules pertaining to Community Based Mobile Crisis Intervention Services. The agenda is posted on the 988 Crisis System Advisory Workgroup Steering Committee web page.

When: Thursday, Aug. 11, noon to 2 p.m. (Public comment period from 1:50-2 p.m.)

Where: Virtual Meeting Only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or a conference line. To join via Zoom:

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Meeting ID: 160 828 4580

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Purpose: House Bill 2417 (2021) directs the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to implement an improved behavioral health crisis system. OHA recognizes that many individuals and families with lived experience and from disproportionately affected communities have experienced adverse impacts of the crisis response system due to systemic and historical social injustice. The 988 CSAW Steering Committee refines and moves forward recommendations of the larger workgroup to ensure the new system is grounded in equity and centered on the needs of the people who will access it.

Read more about the 988 CSAW Steering Committee. Read more about the Behavioral Health Crisis Response System and 988.

Questions? Contact 988SC@odhsoha.oregon.gov.

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